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UK NEWS: CAROL THATCHER THINKS THIS TENNIS PLAYER LOOKS LIKE A GOLLIWOG….

February 3, 2009 59 comments

As reported in a previous post , Carol Thatcher (daughter of former Prime Minister Margeret Thatcher), was sensionationally fired from the BBC’s ‘One Show’ today after she said a tennis player looked like a ‘Golliwog’.

Carol was referring to French player Gael Monfils, who was recently knocked out of the Australian Open.

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Ok so he shares the same hair style as the doll in the pic above (LOL!!!) but apart from that I don’t see any resemblance…..

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Oh Carol… LOL!!!!!!!

Your thoughts please……

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UK NEWS: THE BBC TO REVIEW CAROL THATCHER ‘GOLLIWOG’ RACE JIBE

February 3, 2009 24 comments

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Via BBC News

The BBC is considering the future of Carol Thatcher as a contributor after she was reported for using racist language during a private conversation.

Backstage at The One Show, the former prime minister’s daughter referred to a tennis player as a “golliwog”.

A spokesman for the 55-year-old, who has contributed to the show for three years, said the comment had been “an off-the-cuff remark made in jest”.

A BBC spokesman said: “The BBC considers any language of a racist nature wholly unacceptable. We have raised the issue with the individual concerned and are discussing it as a matter of urgency.”

Thatcher’s spokesman told The Times she made the remark in a conversation with the show’s presenter Adrian Chiles in the green room and it was “meant as a joke”.

“Carol never intended any racist comment,” he said.

“She made a light aside about this tennis player and his similarity to the golliwog on the jam pot when she was growing up.

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Also click here to read The Guardian’s news report.

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Carol, Carol, Carol… are you still using the word “Golliwog”?  Really Carol?

That word is sooooooooo retro. It’s sooooooo old skool. It’s sooooooo ’1970s’  Britain.  

So what are you going to do next throw banana skins at us, make monkey noises every time we walk past you and then shout “GO HOME WOG”???

LOL!!!! Shame on you Carol!

But seriously, this doesn’t surprise me. After all she is former Prime Minister (The Iron Lady) Margeret Thatcher’s daughter.

The apple does not fall far from the tree!

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